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make a guess

To make a prediction, estimate, or conjecture; to guess. If I had to make a guess, I'd say that it's the cooling system that failed. You won't be penalized for making a guess, so be sure not to leave any questions unanswered.
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"Specifically, we found that the auditory system actively maintains the acoustic signal in auditory cortex, while concurrently making guesses about the identity of the words being said," says Gwilliams.
It may be that views of one's current finances are somewhat more rooted in reality than the projective question, which focuses on making guesses about the direction of one's finances over time.
He added that China and Pakistan initiated to build the CPEC as it is in the better interest of both the countries and for the region and adding that the World needs to stop making guesses regarding the mega project.
My story elides chronology in places, making guesses and filling in gaps for the sake of narrative.
We should be cautious while making guesses about Pakistan army and ISI.
I can't accept that I was able to get a license by making guesses, Ibanez added.
(2) A person can discover the answer to (q) only by making guesses and testing them.
This initial language-aggregation step gives counsel a foundation on which to build their articulations of the key issues in the case, rather than making guesses or assumptions as to what words and phrases indicate relevant documents.
"The aim of the study is to pinpoint the real cause instead of making guesses and unreal statistics," she said.
Sreenivasan: I'm always careful about making predictions because you can never know, you are kind of making guesses. But I'd say we are seeing increasing importance in the mobile space, as well as video and social.
Apps such as Swifkey X already "predict" what people might write in an email or text by reading every previous email and text and "making guesses".
Rather than making guesses about the future and arriving at an intrinsic value, it makes much more sense to reverse the process, determining what performance is implied by the current stock price, whatever that price happens to be.
Making guesses can only leave you looking and feeling the fool.
Because I've practiced, practiced, practiced, everywhere I hunt anything' across the country, making guesses on how far rocks and trees (and animals) are away, and then verifying with a laser rangefinder.